Specialised Cells

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  • Created on: 19-04-13 14:32

Palisade leaf cells are adapted for photosynthesis.

these cells are packed with chloroplasts which are vital for photosynthesis. more chloroplasts are crammed at the top so they are able to get the most sunlight.

there tall shape means they have a large surface area exposed down the side for absorbing CO2.

Guard cells are adapted to open and close pores.

these are able top open and closes the stomata in a leaf.

when a plant has lots of water, the guard cells go plump and turgid. this makes the stomata open to which gasses are exchanged for photosynthesis.

when the plant cell doesnt have as much water

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